CRPE founder Paul Hill and research analyst Ashley Jochim offer recommendations for Detroit's new locally-elected school board in this op-ed, published in The Detroit News.
CRPE founder Paul Hill and research analyst Ashley Jochim offer recommendations for Detroit's new locally-elected school board in this op-ed, published in The Detroit News.
CRPE research analyst Sean Gill is quoted in this Chalkbeat Colorado article on school closures in Jefferson County.
CRPE director Robin Lake is quoted in this Seattle Times piece on what education secretary Betsy DeVos's agenda means for Washington state.
CRPE research analyst Ashley Jochim is quoted in this Philadelphia WHYY piece on education secretary Betsy DeVos.
CRPE founder Paul Hill is quoted in this Chalkbeat Colorado piece on school closure policy in Denver.
CRPE director Robin Lake is quoted on outcomes from the School Improvement Grants program in this Wall Street Journal piece.
CRPE was named to Getting Smart's list of 50 Advocacy Organizations Making a Difference.
CRPE research analyst Ashley Jochim is quoted in this Detroit Free Press piece on school turnarounds.
CRPE director Robin Lake was named to Getting Smart's list of 60 thought leaders and change-makers shaping the future of K-12 education.
Seattle, WA – In more than two dozen cities across America, public charter schools and traditional district schools are putting aside their ideological differences to share resources, ideas, strategies, and responsibilities to benefit students and families, according to a report released today by the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) at the University of Washington Bothell.
This Education Post piece features CRPE's report Bridging the District-Charter Divide to Help More Students Succeed.
CRPE research director Betheny Gross is quoted in this Seventy-Four piece on common enrollment in Indianapolis.
CRPE director Robin Lake is quoted in this Education Week piece on the outcomes of the federal School Improvement Grants program.
CRPE's research on personalized learning is cited in this Wired piece on Summit Public Schools.
CRPE director Robin Lake is quoted in this Ed Source piece on Donald Trump's school choice program.
CRPE's district-charter collaboration work is cited in this U.S. News & World Report commentary.
CRPE's 2015 report Measuring Up is cited in this Atlantic article.
CRPE research director Betheny Gross is quoted in this Chalkbeat Indiana article on Indianapolis's new unified enrollment system.
Robin Lake is quoted in The Seventy-Four on President-Elect Donald Trump's stance on school choice.
Education Next released their top 20 articles of 2016 and two CRPE pieces made the list: The Politics of the Common Core Assessments and Incomplete Reform in Baltimore.
CRPE senior research analyst Sarah Yatsko is interviewed by California School Business magazine on her district-charter collaboration work.
Robin Lake's piece Will the New Administration Love School Choice to Death? is cited in this Washington Post article.
Paul Hill's tribute to John Chubb appeared in Education Next.
Robin Lake is quoted in this Education Week piece on President-Elect Donald Trump's administration's support for school choice.
CRPE director Robin Lake is quoted in this article from The 74 on whether she would work for the Trump administration.
Seattle, WA - States are looking to make the most of their new mandate under the Every Student Succeeds Act to intervene in the lowest-performing schools and districts. But research to date has provided little guidance on which strategies are best and under what conditions.
CRPE director Robin Lake is quoted in this piece on district-charter collaboration and common enrollment in Denver published in The Seventy-Four.
CRPE's paper, Financing Personalized Learning: What Can We Learn From First-Generation Adopters?, is cited in this Education Week roundup of personalized learning research.
CRPE director Robin Lake is quoted in The Boston Globe on the role of innovation in charter schools as it relates to the Massachusetts ballot question on whether to lift the charter school cap.
CRPE director Robin Lake is quoted in this LinkedIn article on the "chief of innovation" role.
CRPE director Robin Lake argues that school autonomy is crucial in her commentary was published in The New York Times' "Room for Debate" discussion "Is School Reform Hopeless?"
CRPE director Robin Lake is quoted in this Time article on Detroit Public Schools.
CRPE director Robin Lake is quoted in an Evansville Courier & Press article on the shutdown of Early Career Academy, a charter school run by ITT Technical Institute.
Deputy policy director Jordan Posamentier and research analyst Sean Gill presented CRPE's research on district-charter collaboration to a state-appointed committe on Little Rock area schools.
CRPE director Robin Lake's blog New Research Confirms...Everything We Already Believe was covered by Washington Monthly.
CRPE director Robin Lake is quoted in The Atlantic on the funding challenges facing Detroit Public Schools.
Research analyst Ashley Jochim is interviewed in this KNKX report on the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.
CRPE director Robin Lake is quoted in this Seattle Times piece, which answers a reader's question about the differences between traditional and charter schools.
CRPE director Robin Lake weighs in on charter schools' ability to share success in this Los Angeles Times article.
Robin Lake argues that Michigan's recent public school bailout does not do enough to ensure quality district and charter schools for all children.
Seattle, WA – There’s ample incendiary debate over student discipline these days, with plenty of finger pointing aimed at “no excuses” charter schools that suspend or expel students at very high rates.
The Washington Post covers CRPE's report Grappling With Discipline in Autonomous Schools: New Approaches From D.C. and New Orleans.
CRPE director Robin Lake is quoted in this Detroit Free Press article on Detroit Public Schools.
Robin Lake is quoted in this Chalkbeat Colorado article on the implications of granting "innovation" status to some of Colorado's failing schools.
This Education Week article covers CRPE's report, Suburban Schools: The Unrecognized Frontier in Public Education.
Robin Lake is quoted in this Education Week article on what it could mean for a locally elected board to oversee New Orleans' charter schools.
Robin Lake is quoted on the relationship between administrators and teachers in charter school networks in this Politico New York piece.
Robin Lake is quoted in this Education Week blog on what California can learn from New Orleans' transition back to local control.
This Deseret News National article recaps an event held at the Brookings Institution to mark the 25th anniversary of the first charter school law. Robin Lake was among the expert panelists featured.
Excerpt from the article in The New Orleans Advocate by Andrew Vanacore:
Paul Hill and Ashley Jochim point out the important role education reform centrists can play during times of political polarization.
Robin Lake is quoted in The Times-Picayune's article on governance in New Orleans, where Recovery School District charters are moving back to the oversight of the Orleans Parish School Board.
Robin Lake was selected as a Pahara and Aspen Institutes Education Fellow.
Sean Gill is quoted in this Chicago Talks piece on Chicago charter schools.
Robin Lake was one of four national experts asked to comment on the National Association of Charter School Authorizers' 2015 annual survey.
Education Week's Market Brief interviewed Betheny Gross about CRPE's report, Financing Personalized Learning: What Can We Learn From First Generation Adopters?
Robin Lake's Seattle Times op ed "It's time to move forward on charter schools" is quoted in this piece by The Lens .
In this op-ed for The Seattle Times, Robin Lake calls for Washington State education and community leaders to move past politics to help all students achieve their potential.
Robin Lake is quoted in this article on Governor Jay Inslee's decision to reinstate Washington State's charter school law via The Lens.
In this Southern California Public Radio interview, Ashley Jochim discusses the trade-offs families make when it comes to choosing schools.
The Journal Gazette cites CRPE's fidnings on graduation rates in Fort Wayne, Indiana via the Measuring Up report.
Robin Lake comments on UCLA's report Charter Schools, Civil Rights and School Discipline: A Comprehensive Review, arguing that the paper is more focused on polemics than productive research.
In the wake of Washington State's Supreme Court decision that charters could not receive traditional public school funding, Robin Lake's op-ed in The Seventy Four urges legislators to pass a bill that would fund charters, allowing the schools to stay open.
Robin Lake talks with Crosscut about the uncertain future of Washington's voter-approved charter school law.
Robin Lake comments on a small group of Denver Public Schools that are banding together to propose a radical new way to oversee and fund their schools, in this Chalkbeat Colorado article.
Sarah Yatsko appeared on KING-5 News to discuss discipline in light of a Washington State committee meeting on House Bill 1541, which aims to alleviate student achievement consequences related to expulsion.
Robin Lake is quoted in this NBC News article on online charter schools.
Betheny Gross discusses common enrollment and the challenges of getting parental buy-in, in this Education Week article.
Paul Hill argues for better, targeted solutions for the unique challenges of rural schools in this guest commentary for RealClearEducation.
Robin Lake is quoted in this Chalkbeat Colorado article on school choice in Adams County, Colorado.
This EducationPost article on the potential for school choice to improve options for students in Chicago draws on CRPE's paper, Common Enrollment, Parents, and School Choice: Early Evidence from Denver and New Orleans.
Betheny Gross is quoted in this Boston Globe article about Boston's attempts to launch a unified enrollment system.
This Christian Science Monitor article cites Fixing Detroit's Broken School System, a guest article written by CRPE researchers for Education Next.
Full funding alone won't solve equity gaps in Washington schools, writes Robin Lake in an op-ed published in Tacoma's The News Tribune. The legislature must also explore how the money is allocated.
This op ed in The New York Times cites CRPE's research on common enrollment.
The ESEA rewrite means it's up to us to hold districts accountable, writes Robin Lake in this op-ed for The Seventy Four.
Robin Lake is cited in this Education Week article on the federal School Improvement Grant program.
The rampant blame game makes it less likely that we will find smart policy solutions for an intractable problem that plagues all school types, writes Sarah Yatsko in this RealClearEd commentary.
This Forbes opinion piece cites CRPE's study on online charter schools.
In this U.S. News & World Report article Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg cites CRPE's Measuring Up report.
This piece published in San Francisco Chronicle cites CRPE's research on Newark public schools.
Sean Gill discusses public education, “natural” monopolies, why consumers deserve more choices in schooling, in this opinion piece for The Seventy-Four.
Robin Lake is quoted in Memphis' The Commercial Appeal's article on the Achievement School District.
New national study details the operations and effects of online charter schools.
Robin Lake is quoted in this Washington Post piece on online charter schools' performance.
Robin Lake and Paul Hill discuss how Los Angeles can work to re-define public education as a collaborative enterprise in which a diverse set of school operators work together to maximize kids’ opportunities, in this Los Angeles Daily News commentary.
Robin Lake explains why CRPE stands by our study of Minneapolis ACT and graduation rates and encourages education officials to focus on improvement in this Minneapolis Star Tribune commentary.
In response to our Measuring Up report, Seattle Times columnist Jerry Large calls for improving access to good schools in Washington.
Changes in citywide outcomes, due to reporting error in Federal data.
Betheny Gross is quoted in this Seattle Times article on our new report about the state of public education in 50 cities.
Some bright spots, possible lessons amid flat performance and staggering inequities in 50 cities.
Mike DeArmond is interviewed about our new report on urban public education in 50 cities in this Education Week article.
Mike DeArmond is quoted in this NPR story featuring CRPE's new report on the health of public school systems in 50 cities.
CRPE's new report on the health of urban school systems in 50 cities is featured in this U.S. News & World Report article.
Mike DeArmond is interviewed about Measuring Up, our new report on the state of public education in 50 cites, on NPR's Marketplace.
Betheny Gross is interviewed in this Education Week article about how parents view common enrollment systems.
Jordan Posamentier is quoted in this Atlanta Journal-Constitution article on the gap between teaching and work skills for students in Georgia.
Paul Hill and Ashley Jochim offer an alternative after the Washington Supreme Court charter school decision in this op-ed in the Tacoma News Tribune.
Jordan Posamentier is quoted in this Chicago Tribune article about legal-focused high schools.
Christine Campbell is quoted in this FiveThirtyEight article on education reforms in New Orleans.
Robin Lake is quoted in this Education Week article on school choice in New Orleans.
CRPE's work on the portfolio strategy is mentioned in this Fresh Water article.
Paul Hill is quoted in this Education Week article about state superintendents switching to local education posts.
CRPE's recent blog series on New Orleans education ten years after Hurricane Katrina is featured in this redefinED blog.
CRPE affiliate Marguerite Roza is quoted in this Chalkbeat Indiana article about Indianapolis Public Schools implementing the portfolio strategy.
CRPE's work with the portfolio strategy is cited in this District Administration article.
Robin Lake talks about charter school special education issues in this interview originally published on Justin Cohen's blog.
Ashley Jochim is quoted in this article in The Daily Beast
Ashley Jochim is quoted in this Washington Examiner article recapping AEI's recent research conference on K-12 public education.
Betheny Gross outlines how common enrollment could help Detroit families navigate the city's complex school choice system, in this op-ed originally published in The Detroit News.
Robin Lake discusses how Nevada's new universal education savings account program can be successful in this commentary originally posted on Fordham Institute's ESA Wonkathon.
CRPE's annual assessment of portfolio strategy progress across school systems is featured in this Education Week article.
Ashley Jochim is quoted in this Politifact.com article.
CRPE's report on common enrollment systems in Denver and New Orleans is mentioned in this Detroit News editorial piece.
CRPE's recent report on New Orleans' efforts to improve special education services is cited in this Times-Picayune article.
Education Week reporter Andrew Ujifusa reviews the fourth volume of "The SEA of the Future," which focuses on rural education.
Robin Lake is quoted in this Detroit News article about the effects of unions in charter schools.
CRPE's new report on common enrollment in Denver and New Orleans is featured in this Education Week article.
Report details lessons from Denver and New Orleans
Robin Lake talks about charter school "backfill" in this interview originally published on Justin Cohen's blog.
A paper co-authored by CRPE's Ashley Jochim is discussed in this Vox article.
Ashley Jochim is quoted in this Education Week article about a paper she coauthored for the Brookings Institution.
Robin Lake is quoted in this Wired article on LAUSD's troubled tech rollout.
Sarah Yatsko is quoted in this Education Week article on the Massachusetts state takeover of the Lawrence school system.
Larry Miller is quoted in this article about personalized learning in Wired.
Robin Lake is quoted in this Chalkbeat Colorado article.
Paul Hill and Ashley Jochim argue that Chicago should limit the powers of citywide officials who oversee local public schools in this Chicago Tribune op ed.
In this Buffalo News op ed, Paul Hill and Ashley Jochim urges Buffalo leaders to look beyond what should be a brief period of mayoral control and seek a long-term solution.
CRPE's work with the Denver district-charter compact is cited in this ColoradoWatchdog.org article.
This Salon article cites Linda Darling-Hammond and Paul Hill's commentary on accountability, published by The Hill Capitol Blog.
Paul Hill and Ashley Jochim's new book, A Democratic Constitution for Public Education, is reviewed by Michael Kirst in Education Next.
CRPE practitioner in residence Steven Hodas is quoted in this Education Week article on blended learning.
Paul Hill and Tricia Maas' blog on charter "backfilling" is cited in this Education Week article.
Paul Hill and Ashley Jochim are interviewed about their new book, A Democratic Constitution for Public Education, in this Education Next Book Club podcast.
Paul Hill is quoted in this article in The Guardian about the Atlanta education cheating scandal.
This Education Week article discusses Paul Hill's influential 1974 study of Title I.
Robin Lake is quoted in this Houston Chronicle article about YES Prep's decision not to expand to Memphis.
CRPE's report, How Parents Experience Public School Choice is referenced in this Education Week article.
Robin Lake is quoted about charter school students' performance gains in this Boston Globe article featuring results of a CREDO study.
CRPE's recent paper on how special education functions in New Orleans is mentioned in this New Orleans Advocate article.
CRPE Practitioner in Residence Steven Hodas discusses centers for educational innovation in this Education Week article.
CRPE's report, How Parents Experience Public School Choice, is discussed in this Education Next blog.
Jordan Posamentier writes that Georgia district leaders shouldn't wait on the governor's proposed statewide district plan to start turning around their lowest-performing schools, in this guest opinion article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Paul Hill and Ashley Jochim offer a vision for revamping public K-12 education governance in this Education Week commentary.
This article by Christine Campbell was published in Educational Leadership, February 2015 | Vol. 72 | Number 5.
Paul Hill and Ashley Jochim offer a solution that is brilliant for its simplicity and distinctly American sensibility: our public education system needs a constitution.
Paul Hill and Ashley Jochim's new book, A Democratic Constitution for Public Education, is reviewed in the Wall Street Journal.
Betheny Gross is quoted in this Detroit Free Press article on what common enrollment might mean for Detroit's education reform efforts.
Marguerite Roza and Robin Lake’s blog on fixing Title 1 is highlighted in this Education Week commentary about accountability and school improvement.
Fordham's Chester E. Finn, Jr. has high praise for A Democratic Constitution for Public Education.
Sarah Yatsko sheds light on the overuse of suspensions and expulsions, and why they should be a tool of last resort, in this Seattle Times guest commentary.
Paul Hill is quoted in this New York Times article about the NYC Schools Chancellor's return to a more top-down management structure.
CRPE's report, How Parents Experience Public School Choice, is cited in this Education Week article about school transportation in Louisiana.
Betheny Gross is quoted and her evaluation of Denver's common enrollment system highlighted in this Watchdog.org article.
CRPE's report, How Parents Experience Public School Choice, is featured and Betheny Gross quoted in this Education Week article on the challenges of expanding school choice.
Robin Lake is quoted in this New Orleans Advocate article about charter management organizations in New Orleans.
CRPE's Paul Hill and Robin Lake are among the nation's top 200 education researchers, reports the Seattle Times.
Paul Hill is quoted in this ChalkbeatCO article on Denver Public Schools' proposed new facilities policy.
In this Crosscut.com op ed, Paul Hill argues that redefining local school board roles will allow them to better focus on school quality.
CRPE's analysis of Denver's SchoolChoice enrollment system is featured in this Denver Post article.
CRPE's evaluation of Denver's SchoolChoice enrollment system is featured in this Chalkbeat Colorado report.
CRPE's new report on the challenges of procuring innovative goods and services is featured in this Education Week article.
CRPE's new report, How Parents Experience Public School Choice, is featured in this New Orleans Times-Picayune editorial.
Michael DeArmond is interviewed about CRPE's new report, How Parents Experience Public School Choice in this Salt Lake City Deseret News article.
In this USA Today guest editorial, Robin Lake and Richard Whitmire describe how charter schools are improving their discipline methods and reducing attrition rates.
CRPE's new report, How Parents Experience Public School Choice, is featured in this New Orleans
CRPE's Making School Choice Work report is highlighted in this guest editorial in the San Jose Mercury News.
CRPE's How Parents Experience Public School Choice report is mentioned in this Education Week article about charter school oversight in Ohio.
This redefinED article features CRPE's report on how parents experience public school choice in eight cities.
CRPE's report on how parents choose public schools in eight high-choice cities is the feature of this Cleveland Plain Dealer article.
Betheny Gross is quoted in this Atlantic article about the selective admissions policies of elite public schools.
Survey Finds Wide Variation, Room for Improvement, and Need for More High-Quality Schools
CRPE's report on how parents in eight high-choice cities choose public schools for their kids is the feature of this Education Week article.
The Denver Post highlights CRPE's report on how parents choose a public school for their kids in Denver, one of eight cities surveyed for the report.
This Chalkbeat Colorado article discusses CRPE's report on how parents choose public schools for their kids in Denver, one of eight cities surveyed in the report.
Robin Lake is quoted in this Education Week article on charter schools that serve high-needs students and the funding challenges they face.
Robin Lake, Ashley Jochim, and Michael DeArmond discuss challenges facing Detroit's school system and offer possible solutions in this Education Next article.
KUOW interviews Robin Lake about what the research shows on class size effects.
Sarah Yatsko discusses district-charter collaboration efforts in Florida and elsewhere in this redefinED podcast.
Sarah Yatsko is quoted in this redefinED blog on potential district-charter collaboration in Florida.
Sarah Yatsko is quoted in this Education Week article about Florida's state-led efforts on distict-charter collaboration.
Robin Lake is quoted in this Bridge Magazine article on education reform in Michigan.
CRPE's recent work on fixing school accountability systems is highlighted in this Seattle Times blog.
Robin Lake is quoted in this American School Board Journal article on innovative education reform efforts.
CRPE researcher Larry Miller is quoted in this Catalyst Chicago article about Chicago Public School's budget decision.
Paul Hill is quoted in this Times Picayune article on the future of the Recovery School District.
Mike DeArmond is quoted in this article from The Commercial Appeal on school registration problems in Memphis.
Robin Lake describes how philanthropy plays a critical role in helping the education community meet the responsibilities of school choice for all families in her Philanthropy News Digest commentary.
Robin Lake is quoted in this KPLU report on Seattle's proposed city-level education department.
CRPE's survey on Washington State leadership is featured on the Seattle Times Education Lab Blog.
It's time to untangle the logistical knots and administrative hurdles that surround choice and charters in many places, Robin Lake writes in Education Week.
The Educated Reporter blog recaps Christine Campbell's "Deep Dive" session on the portfolio strategy for journalists at the Education Writers Association's National Seminar.
Dropout Nation reviews CRPE's new report on the barriers to school choice.
This Philanthropy News Digest piece highlights CRPE's report on policy barriers to school innovation.
New survey finds many city parents are choosing their child’s public school, but challenges remain.
This Chalkbeat Colorado article features CRPE's new report on the barriers to school choice created by fragmented governance of public school systems.
CRPE's report on fragmented governance of school choice systems is featured in this Education Week article.
Ashley Jochim is quoted in this Education Week article on Common Core State Standards.
This Education Week article features CRPE's Larry Miller discussing his new report on policy barriers to school innovation.
This Education Week article highlights our newly released report on the special education gap between Denver's charter and traditional public schools.
New study provides evidence on Denver’s special education enrollment gap
This Chalkbeat Colorado article highlights our newly released report on the special education gap between Denver's charter and traditional public schools.
In her article in Education Next, Robin Lake discusses ways to provide students with special needs equitable access to quality schools.
This Chalkbeat Tennessee article features our new assessment of Shelby County Schools' readiness to implement a portfolio strategy
Commissioned by Shelby County Schools, this in-depth review shows strong progress in some areas, much work needed in others
This Education Week blog highlights our newly released fiscal analysis on technology-based personalized-learning schools.
In this School Administrator article, Robin Lake explains the strategy that partners charter and traditional public schools to ensure quality options for all students.
This fiscal analysis finds that early difficulties forecasting enrollment and revenue can undermine implementation of personalized-learning models that blend computer-based and teacher-led instruction.
This Hechinger Report article highlights our newly released report on technology-based personalized-learning schools.
Sarah Yatsko is quoted in this Education Week article about the first annual Washington State Charter Schools Association Conference.
This UW Today article highlights our May 8 forum with code.org co-founder Hadi Partovi and WA State Rep. Reuven Carlyle.
Paul Hill discusses the portfolio strategy with Newark Superintendent Cami Anderson and NewSchools Venture Fund partner Jim Peyser at the NewSchools Venture Fund Summit 2014.
Ashley Jochim is quoted in this Education Week article about Common Core implementation.
CRPE has released new rankings of each portfolio school system’s progress on implementing the strategy.
CRPE's latest portfolio strategy implementation snapshots are the feature of this Chalkbeat TN article. The TN Achievement School District received high marks on the assessments.
CRPE’s latest round of Portfolio Implementation Snapshots is the focus of this Commercial Appeal article.
Christine Campell testified at a Louisiana legislative hearing regarding a proposal to restructure the East Baton Rogue Parish School System.
Paul Hill discusses the future of Milwaukee Schools on Milwaukee Public Radio.
Michael DeArmond is quoted in The Inlander about Spokane Public Schools' plans to add more quality school options as part of its portfolio strategy.
Paul Hill discusses ways to improve Milwaukee public schools using the portfolio strategy, in this Journal Sentinel article.
Christine Campbell writes about the portfolio strategy is this article published in the Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce quarterly, Catalyst.
Paul Hill discusses his ideas for improving Milwaukee's public school system, in the Journal Sentinel.
Christine Campbell is quoted in ChalkbeatTN about plans to turn some of Memphis and Nashville's lowest-performing schools over to charter school operators.
Betheny Gross discusses common enrollment in this article from The Plain Dealer on Cleveland's portfolio strategy.
Our 2011 meta-analysis of the effect of charter schools on student achievement is discussed in this Education Week article on CREDO's new study of L.A. charter schools.
Paul Hill's blog on the governance of public school facilities is highlighted in this Education Week article.
Robin Lake says Detroit's unregulated charter school environment hurts the kids who most need help and a sound education, on Michigan public radio.
CRPE Policy Director Christine Campbell discusses Jeffco Public Schools board relations and the search for a new superintendent, in this ChalkbeatCO article.
Robin Lake says districts have spotty records sustaining innovative strategies, in this Education Week article.
This op ed was first published in the Seattle Times.
This Education Week article highlights Howard Fuller's comments at the recent Portfolio School District Network meeting, as recapped by Christine Campbell on CRPE's new blog, The Lens.
This commentary was first published in Education Week.
Robin Lake comments on the push for new charter schools in Florida, in this redefinedED article.
Robin Lake talks about education reform in Detroit, in this Michigan Public Radio article.
Larry Miller discusses preliminary findings from a CRPE study on blended learning, in this Education Week article.
CRPE researcher Larry Miller is quoted in this Education Week article on the costs of blended learning.
Betheny Gross discusses teacher pipelines in this Commercial Appeal article.
Robin Lake is quoted about the importance of getting charter school governance right, in this Tampa Tribune article.
Robin Lake is quoted in this Education Week article, part of the Quality Counts 2014 report.
Robin Lake discusses charter school governance in this Education Week article, part of the Quality Counts 2014 report.
Robin Lake discusses district governance, including the portfolio model, in this Education Week article, part of the Quality Counts 2014 report.
CRPE's interim report on District-Charter Collaboration Compacts is cited in this Education Next article on Boston's charter school policies. The article also discusses the portfolio strategy.
Robin Lake is quoted about results of the federal School Improvement Grant initiative in this Washington Post article.
CRPE's report, "The Capacity Challenge: What It Takes for State Education Agencies to Support School Improvement,"is the subject of this Education Week article.
A new CRPE study finds that to transform their organizations from compliance monitors into more effective drivers of reform, state education agencies need to focus on leveraging the authority and funding they have to support school improvement.
This Seattle Times article features Paul Hill's leadership of a new consortium studying educational innovations in rural communities.
This Chalkbeat Tennessee article outlines the key components of CRPE's portfolio strategy and notes that Tennessee's state-run Achievement School District was the only district to be ranked as a "national exemplar" in every category.
Robin Lake is quoted in this Education Week article about the U.S. Department of Education's summary of the School Improvement Grant program.
Robin Lake is quoted in this Education Week article about results of the federal School Improvement Grant Program.
This Education Week article quotes Paul Hill, who will chair the advisory group for the new Rural Opportunities Consortium of Idaho. The Consortium will focus on advancing the understanding of how to help rural schools' diverse populations.
This Washington Post editorial recommends Paul Hill's recent analysis of NYC Schools' improvements under Bloomberg's reform initiatives (Hill's analysis was featured in The Atlantic).
Paul Hill is quoted in this Education Week article on the impact of the Bloomberg administration's education initiatives on the general election landscape in New York City.
This op ed appeared in the New York Daily News on 10/27/13 and was adapted from an earlier article published in The Atlantic. Paul HIll writes that evidence shows that New York City schools are headed in the right direction.
Robin Lake's commentary on the possible resignation of L.A. Superintendent John Deasy was included in this Hechinger Report article.
Sarah Yatsko is quoted in this Seattle Times article on turnaround efforts at a local elementary school.
In this article in The Atlantic, Paul Hill assesses NYC schools' progress and calls for the incoming mayor to understand what Mayor Michael Bloomberg's reform initiatives have accomplished before tossing them out.
In this press release, Robin Lake congratulates NCSECS on its launch and mission to create opportunities for excellence for all students, especially students with disabilities.
Parents of kindergartners with special needs less likely to choose charters; charters less likely to label students special ed
Robin Lake discusses blended learning in this Parent Map article.
In this Maine Public Broadcasting Network article, Robin Lake is quoted on the potential of Maine's newest charter schools to benefit students with special needs.
This District Administration article highlights how Paul Hill's work on the portfolio strategy influenced the transformation of NOLA's education system.
This op ed by Paul Hill appeared in the Hartford Courant.
CRPE's interim report on District-Charter Collaboration Compacts is cited in this op ed in CT Ed News.
In this Education Week blog, Tom Vander Ark discusses CRPE's work on District-Charter Collaboration and the Portfolio School District Network.
CRPE's Compact Interim Report is highlighted in this blog by Joe Siedlecki of the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation.
US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan cited CRPE report on district-charter collaboration in his remarks to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools 2013 "Delivering On the Dream" conference.
CRPE’s interim report spells out early lessons, opportunities, and challenges for 16 Compact cities.
In a guest blog for the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation's occasional series on portfolio districts, Roza explains how student-based allocation facilitates the goal of districtwide improvement.
The Building State Capacity and Productivity Center's new report is the first in a series intended to help state education agencies use performance management to support school improvement.
The seventh edition of Hopes, Fears, & Reality explores whether charters are living up to their promise of fostering innovation.
Getting Smart blog highlights key takeaways from our recent Washington Education Innovation Forum.
This commentary by Robin Lake and Alex Medler appeared in Education Week.
CRPE.org named one of TED's "100 websites you should know and use."
CRPE Senior Research Analyst Sarah Yatsko is quoted in this article on turning around struggling public schools in Hartford, CT.
CRPE has received a $500,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study the financial and resource allocation implications of blended learning models.
Today’s headlines that public school class sizes are growing larger are often exaggerated. Some states have increased class sizes slightly since the recession of 2008, but others have held steady or declined. The average class is still smaller than it was in the 1999-2000 school year.
CRPE Director Robin Lake is quoted in this article on the Equity and Excellence Commission report.
News about school reform often comes with tales of conflict, which is an inevitable byproduct of efforts to develop more effective schools.
This Associated Press article quotes Paul Hill's testimony in a Texas school finance trial.
Paul Hill and Marguerite Roza shared ideas for improving education with members of the Idaho Legislature.
Washington state residents used to enjoy a preference in admission to the University of Washington, but a new analysis shows that preference is now gone.
StudentsFirst recaps Marguerite Roza's testimony on school funding, given at the Ohio House and Senate finance committees.
Paul Hill lays out the benefits, rationale, and future of the portfolio strategy in this guest post on the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation's Education Reform blog.
Article features CRPE analysis of New York State charter school enrollment rates of students with special needs.
A fresh examination of special education enrollment patterns in New York State suggests that charter schools may be doing better at enrolling students with special needs than many believe.
Robin Lake quoted on SIG schools and whether SIG models are the best use of scarce federal funding for improving schools.
A new study of the financial implications for public schools embracing student-centered learning models reveals that districts don’t need to spend more on these schools if they fund all schools fairly, and then allow schools to make choices about how they use their resources.
In times of scarce resources and limited dollars, finding cost-effective ways to promote innovations in education is imperative.
The Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) is pleased to announce our role in the new national Building State Capacity and Productivity Center (BSCP Center).
The News Tribune
Robin Lake cited in article on Initiative 1240 and the role of charter authorizers.
Seattle, WA - Iowa may need to replace a sizable share of its principal workforce over the next five to ten years, representing both a challenge and an opportunity for schools and communities statewide.
Director Robin Lake discusses CRPE mission, research in UW President Michael K. Young's "Tomorrow's University Today" video series
This article includes comments by CRPE affiliate Marguerite Roza on the impact of school closures on teachers and communities.
Seattle, WA - As both the federal government and states face unprecedented challenges in raising standards and increasing outcomes for all students, state education agencies (SEAs) need to take a new approach; one focused less on compliance and more on performance management.
Seattle, WA - Discussions about human capital and school improvement typically center on teachers. Yet the principals who select those teachers are a critical driver of school success.
A new Center for American Progress report by Raegen Miller and Marguerite Roza reveals that states across the nation spent nearly $15 billion a year in bad investments because of the so-called master's degree bump.
This guest blog by Marguerite Roza was published by Education Next.
As a recent report by the Government Accountability Office makes clear, the issues involved in enrolling students with disabilities in charter schools and providing them with appropriate services are complex but important to address.
Seattle, WA - An analysis of reforms in the Baltimore City Public Schools finds that the district has come a long way in a short time in terms of improving student achievement, granting schools more autonomy, and creating an environment friendly to innovators and new school providers.
Seattle, WA - As school systems across the country work to recruit and hire more high-quality teachers, a new report by the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) finds that leaders in the charter sector hire teachers based on their fit with a school's mission, and not just their individua
Lake to Serve with Noted Education Leaders at National Charter School Organization
Seattle, WA - Just over two years ago, the federal government committed over $3 billion nationwide to help states and districts turn around their worst-performing schools. The U.S. Department of Education intended for the School Improvement Grants (SIGs) to spur dramatic change.
Seattle, WA - In January, Mathematica Policy Research (Mathematica) and the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) released a study that identified two practices common to successful charter management organizations.
CRPE Founder Paul T. Hill steps down today as Director, naming long-time colleague Robin Lake as his successor. Both Paul and Robin share letters explaining the transition.
By Marguerite Roza and Paul Hill
Seattle, WA - Charter schools are public schools. Historically, however, the relationship between school districts and charters has been nonexistent at best, antagonistic at worst.
Seattle, WA - A new study from the University of Washington's Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) finds that charter school collective bargaining agreements tend to be more streamlined and provide for greater flexibility than the typical district contract.
This op ed by Robin Lake appeared in the Seattle Times.
Seattle, WA - Supporters and critics alike continue to argue about whether charter schools are making a positive difference in the education of America's children. The answer, according to a new analysis of the most rigorous studies conducted to date, is a measured 'yes' in the lower grades.
On August 11th, CRPE Senior Research Analyst Betheny Gross presented an overview of the latest evidence on choice policies -- including public school choice, vouchers, and charter schools -- at the National Conference of State Legislatures Legislative Summit 2011, in San Antonio, Texas.
Seattle, WA - State education agencies could do more to help their local school districts improve under-performing schools, according to a new study at the University of Washington's Center on Reinventing Public Education.
Seattle, WA - A growing network of school districts and education leaders embracing a portfolio management strategy is poised to be one of the most important groups in education reform in the country.
Seattle, WA - A growing number of the nation's leading urban school districts are pressing on all fronts to radically raise student performance and narrow achievement gaps, according to a new brief from the University of Washington's Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE).
Seattle, WA - The evidence is mounting that by drawing upon the experiences of high-performing charter schools, urban school districts can help close the stubborn achievement gap afflicting too many low-income students stuck in low-performing public schools.
Seattle, WA - By mixing technology with in-person instruction, teachers can tailor lessons to meet individual student learning needs, Joel Rose, former teacher and nationally acclaimed inventor of School of One, told a group of Washington's prom
Seattle, WA - A $99 million teacher bonus program that Washington legislators designed to lure good teachers into high-poverty schools has not worked as intended, according to a new analysis from the University of Washington Bothell's Center on Reinventing Public Education.
Seattle, WA - While the media often focus on the differences that divide Americans who want to improve their schools, we may be missing a larger story: a growing, bipartisan movement is bringing together leading thinkers and advocates who cross the ideological spectrum.
Seattle, WA - A new analysis finds that policies known as 'last in, first out' may disproportionately affect schools receiving federal School Improvement Grants (SIGs).
Seattle, WA - A new report finds that charter schools use the freedoms they have from traditional school district mandates to define and operate schools in innovative new ways.
iZone schools employ technology to tailor teaching.
Report shows innovations in technology could cut costs; points to new areas for research
Seattle, WA - School districts should consider restructuring the way they supply benefits for teachers, according to a new fiscal analysis by the Center on Reinventing Public Education.
Seattle, WA - As school districts nationwide rethink how they recruit, develop, and retain teachers, a new working paper from the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) looks at how these reforms are playing out in certain districts as they align talent management with their broader portfo
Seattle, WA - On November 9th, Seattle Public Schools (SPS) released its school and district performance report cards for 2009-2010.
Seattle, WA - Over 70% of charter school leaders surveyed for a new study expect to leave their schools within the next five years, yet most charter schools are not prepared to deal with leadership succession, according to a report from the University of Washington's Center on Reinventing Public
Seattle, WA - The highly anticipated documentary Waiting for Superman will be released in selected theaters across the country on September 24, and will open in Seattle on Friday, October 1.
Seattle, WA - A new study from the National Charter School Research Project (NCSRP) at the University of Washington's Center on Reinventing Public Education may quiet some fears that charter schools are particularly susceptible to teacher turnover.
Seattle, WA - Despite the fact that Washington's Legislature and Governor last session passed a law (House Bill 2621) intending to accelerate the teaching and learning of math and science, the system is hardwired to do the opposite.
Seattle, WA - Given the bleak outlook for financing public education, schools face a grim future of struggles amid static, or worse, declining resources.
Robin Lake and Brianna Dusseault presented findings from a new report at the National Charter Schools Conference in Chicago.
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Seattle, WA - K-12 school districts that lay off teachers by seniority, a policy known as "last in, first out," disproportionately affect the programs and students in their poorer and more minority schools than in their wealthier, less minority counterparts.
Seattle, WA - Even skeptics who question the value and significance of charter schools will welcome the news they are making important strides in serving children with special needs.
Seattle, WA - Despite many assertions to the contrary, we are far from having unambiguous evidence on charter school performance. Study results have been subject to withering criticism, and for good reason.
On May 4th, Marguerite Roza, author of Educational Economics: Where Do School Funds Go?, joined a panel of experts to discuss and debate the twisted trail of school-level funding.
Washington, DC - From the Urban Institute:
Paul Hill, director of the University of Washington’s Center on Reinventing Public Education, joins host John Dankosky and other guests to discuss education reform at the federal and local level, on Connecticut Public Radio's "Where We Live: Urban School Reform."
Seattle, WA - Total education jobs are in an unprecedented decline, according to a new analysis by the Center on Reinventing Public Education in Seattle. However, the study demonstrates that Federal stimulus dollars appear to have played a significant role in saving teachers' jobs.
Robin Lake testified before the Committee on Education and Labor at a hearing about H.R. 4330, the All Students Achieving through Reform Act of 2009.
Seattle, WA - So why, after nearly 30 years, hasn't the combination of charter schools, vouchers, and other alternatives to standard public schools not delivered the changes their advocates expected, even promised?
Seattle, WA - School districts can take steps to level out salary inequities caused by maldistributions of teachers, according to researchers at the University of Washington.
Seattle, WA - An early snapshot analysis of 23 state budgets using federal education stimulus dollars indicates that short-term benefits could result in less spending on schools over the long term in some states.
Seattle, WA - Thanks to President Barack Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, charter schools are being promoted as an important tool for improving U.S. public schools.
Seattle, WA - "Portfolio school districts are promising new developments but they still have big problems to solve," is how Dr.
Seattle, WA - School districts faced with large budget gaps could avoid some or all teacher layoffs by rolling back salaries.
Seattle, WA - In this recessionary climate of depressed revenues and budget cuts for education, school districts across the U.S. would be foolhardy not to rethink paying teachers for master's degrees, according to a new report out today.
Seattle, WA - Federal stimulus dollars targeting education will impact states differently, depending on each state's fiscal condition, according to a new state-by-state analysis from the Center on Reinventing Public Education.
Seattle, WA - America's severe economic crisis means less money for education and reductions in teaching and staff jobs, according to projections by Dr. Marguerite Roza of the University of Washington.
Seattle, WA - K-12 school districts that lay off personnel according to seniority cause disproportionate damage to their programs and students than if layoffs were determined on a seniority-neutral basis.
Seattle, WA - Collective bargaining agreements are not necessarily the boogey-man barriers to reforming the nation's high schools as many educators believe, according to a new study from the University of Washington.
Seattle, WA - Charter schools are much more likely than their standard public school counterparts to bring a college-prep focus to inner-city kids, a trend with potentially important implications for minority students.
Seattle, WA - Public school finance systems around the United States are outmoded, failing to support the effective education of America's children.
Seattle, WA - After years of hard work and spending hundreds of millions to raise the level of student performance, educators, political and civic leaders, and parents still have not produced the results they expect.
Now we know why:
Seattle, WA - Rather than a coordinated system to finance public schools so that all the needs of different students are met, researchers have documented a confusing, multilayered maze of funding policies and formulas that often work at cross-purposes.
Seattle, WA - America's charter schools serve a larger percentage of minority and low-income students than do the nation's traditional public schools, according to a comprehensive new study of the growing charter movement.
This commentary by Paul Hill first appeared in Education Week, September 21, 2005.
Seattle, WA - School district leaders can gauge the health of their schools by cutting through the blizzard of statistics in which they are buried to focus on a few key indicators, according to a new report from the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) at the University of Washington's E
This article was originally published in Education Week, September 20, 2004
By Lynn Olson
Seattle, WA - Case studies of three districts suggest new ways to make HR offices an ally in reform.
Seattle, WA - Jacob Adams speaks with the Seattle Times about Washington State involvement in school finance study.
Originally published in the Seattle Times, October 13, 2003
Seattle, WA - An unprecedented, four-year effort to retarget the nation's education spending begins this week with the help of a $5.2 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Seattle, WA - Nine out of 10 urban school superintendents say they need more authority to fix bad schools and boost student achievement, according to a survey of the superintendents of the nation's 100 largest districts.
Seattle, WA - Getting quality principals into troubled schools has become an educational rallying cry so intense that New York City is making headlines with its efforts to place leaders in failing schools.